The British charity, Oxfam, has called for urgent action to prevent millions of people hit by famine in war-torn South Sudan.

The British charity said people were falling ill from eating grass and weeds.

Kapedo town, located on the boundary of Baringo and Turkana counties, has known no peace as tensions flare among communities.

An estimated 900,000 residents living in Nairobi’s slum areas are starving, it has now emerged.

Somalia will plunge back into famine if humanitarian aid is pulled out of the Horn of Africa country, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said in a statement Monday.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said 29 African countries out of 37 are currently in need of external food assistance, unchanged from November 2017.

Over 3.4 million Kenyans face death from starvation as a result of an acute food shortage that has hit at least 14 counties.

Some 27. 5 million people are in dire need of food aid in 10 African countries due to drought, officials announced last week.

Conflict is worsening global starvation, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as it called for greater peace-building efforts to end hunger for almost 500 million people living in war zones.

Scientists are engaged in a race against time to breed staple crops that can both survive climate change and yield bigger harvests. Their aim is to feed a growing population in a warming world.

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